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Poster: Tampa Red Date: Nov 26, 2005 11:49am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: make use of previous threads

Don't waste your time; Diana has indicated countless times in the past that she has absolutely no interest in supporting anything even remotely close to an open dialogue between Archive users and staff. Her only goal is to censor everything that doesn't strike her as "happy talk" and to pretend that the Archive is such a wonderful resource that no negative opinions can possibly have any validity. People like this don't deserve to host the Dead anyway. Do what I'm about to do as soon as I finish this post: delete the Archive from your bookmarks permanently. Thanks Diana for taking a already-bad situation and making it even worse. Obviously you understand nothing about the Dead or Deadheads, and you probably never will.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Nov 26, 2005 12:04pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: make use of previous threads

Ah, one of my "please see Brewster's advice to tone it down" victims. ;) I had that post id number memorized after a while.

Remember the old days of March 2005? How long ago it seems. Wheel keeps turnin'....

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-11-26 20:04:38

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Poster: elkdog Date: Nov 26, 2005 12:20pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: make use of previous threads

The Archive IS a wonderful resource, and I'd say that encouraging people to use pre-existing threads for GD rants is hardly censorship. Free music is always a gift, and there's plenty of it here.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Nov 26, 2005 2:38pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: make use of previous threads


As an "Archive Staff" member, please do not think that diana is sheilding us-- all this is painful and viewed by all.

The Live Music Archive was started as a community driven service and stays that way. Diana and a number of other admins have volunteered their time to build this amazing resource. The Internet Archive is infrastructure for the collections. We do get involved in some policy issues, this one included.

We may be wrong on how we are pursuing it, but we are trying to promote as much access as we can. The change in GD policy may seem vague and non-transparent, and for that I apologize. I just hope that we give all concerned a bit of space to learn and grow... and that access to this music will win out in the end.

(yes, we are utopian and idealists. But that is why we are spending our lives doing this).

-brewster
Digital Librarian and Founder

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Poster: bangtailpoet Date: Nov 26, 2005 3:14pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: make use of previous threads

Don't let these idiots get you down. There are a lot of us out there who REALLY appreciate what you guys have done and will continue to do, Dead or no Dead.